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WEAVERS OF THE BASKET - September 22nd. An Autumn Equinox gathering of women to mark the annual change of season, celebrating in community our connection to the earth and refreshing our focus for the coming quarter-year. I encourage other women to form such seasonal gatherings of their own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The IMPACT Experience - Culture Bank: StoryBank

This summer I spent a day with artists, representatives of community arts organizations, and funders interested in the integration of art in community life. As part of the day's meeting, I was interviewed by the Culture Bank StoryBank project. Please scroll down the page of the above link to find my Story. The photograph above my name was taken at the Whale ritual.

 REPORT - a poetry chapbook published by dPress and based on natural cycles (weather, tides, the moon, the movements of the planets and the minor role of an individual human life) was exhibited as part of the Your Landscape show at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts.

 

THE POET'S HOUSE, bound/boxed by artist Jimalee Plank, Honorable Mention award winner, Art of the Book exhibit at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, summer 2016.

 

COVERED IN BIRDS  In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Laguna Foundation - a reading and concert with TAKE JACK, voices a'capela, and 8 poets herded by the 9th poet -- me! For that event, I wrote a composite poem (titled "Covered in Birds") made from fragments of a poem written by each poet on the subject of birds. TAKE JACK then took my poem and created a gorgeous and complicated vocal arrangement as the final piece of the evening. It seemed to me the whole room and everyone in it lifted off on the wings of their song in a profound sense of spiritual communion. A night to remember forever.

 

SPEECHLESS UNDERSTANDING - a collaborative performance

 

 

LITERATURE ALIVE!   The Literature Alive! reading at the old stone brewery on a cold night in Nevada City was one of a number of readings based on material developed for and from my five-week trip funded by the Foundation for Deep Ecology. Returning from that tour, as Minstrel of the Interior, I did a series of readings to bring back what I had learned.

STEELHEAD VALENTINE & SALMON CHANT

 

I composed both the "Salmon Chant" and the "Steelhead Valentine" to celebrate the Pacific salmon annual returns. The chant has been performed three times in collaboration with a dancer and a drummer, once at the Santa Rosa Junior College, once at Sonoma State University, and once again annual meeting of the International Society for Ecological Restoration where I also performed "Water," with seven dancers.